Teachers

Scratch This! The Poster You’ve Been Waiting to Buy your Bookish Friend (or Me)

Take scratch-and-sniff, add some literary favorites, and there you have it: the perfect gift for literati everywhere. (Perhaps including Black…

Ta-Nahisi Coates on How Schools Hold Children Back

In Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers this poignant passage about his experience with school as a child. For…

What if We Talk about College and CREATIVE Readiness Instead?

In the name of rigor and accountability, reforms that overemphasize career readiness and elaborate schemas of skill sets might actually…

Teachers, Your Students Are Your Greatest Resources. Watch this Powerful Talk…by a Kid.

Too often, we position teachers in ways that divide them from their students. Teachers are the adults; students are the…

How to Turn Homework into a Game So Students Want to Do It

While working with a middle school literacy coach recently, we talked about how to make homework more meaningful to their…

What If the Crisis in Public Education Is Not What You Think?

Over the past month, teachers in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado, and North Carolina led mass protests, accusing state…

Egypt’s Educational Gambit & What We Can Learn

Egypt’s education minister just spoke hear at UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week. It was stunning to hear what they are doing…

No Computer Computer Science

Integrating computer science into schools doesn’t necessitate digital devices or computers. Well, eventually, yes. But not to start. See what…

Listen to Dewey’s Democracy and Education–for Free

It’s an iconic work in the philosophy of education, but have you read it?  No? That’s OK, now you can…

Bots in British Lit Class: Watch How a High School Teacher in Georgia Does It

Last year, I posted about a series of projects for integrating computer science into the English classroom. (A group of…

“I know a lot of talented ruins,” says James Baldwin

How many times have you heard children–and adults–refer to themselves as “not a math person” or “not a reader”? Children in…

WATCH: What Constitutes Teaching?

The 3rd installment in my Education Series for LinkedIn, check out this brief video where I pose some of the…

If You’ve Never Seen UNESCO’s Education Plan, You Really Should

UNESCO’s goal for education by 2030 might be summed up as, “Towards inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning…

You KNOW Learning Happens Here

What life and energy Bronx middle school ELA teacher Laura Weiss brings to her craft–including the front of her room.…

This One Question Changes Your Whole Education Paradigm

I invite you to try something with your colleagues in schools, districts, universities, and educational organizations. Ask them one question…

Quick, Quantitative, and Consistent Way to Track Student Engagement

Never underestimate the power of a clipboard, a pencil, and a well-designed piece of paper. When students see that a…
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